All the approximately 525 jobs at the mill will be impacted by this closure.
In the 18 months since the indefinite curtailment, the majority of employees took voluntary severance, and a small number chose to transfer to another Paper Excellence Canada mill.
Cascades inc. announces that the second paper machine at its St. Helens, Oregon, tissue plant will be closed, resulting in the complete shutdown of the facility. The end of operations will be effective at the beginning of October.
WestRock Company will permanently cease operating its paper mill in Tacoma, Washington, and will conclude production by September 30, 2023.
Yellow Corp. is ceasing operations and filing for bankruptcy.
Layoffs of employees at the South Glens Falls location will begin on or around October 20, 2023. Layoffs at the Greenwich and Saratoga Springs locations will begin at later dates.
Should the plans be implemented the number of UPM employees affected in Plattling is estimated at 401.
The background is weak profitability, high production costs and large future investment needs. The sawmill, located 3 km off the E67 Pärnu-Tallinn highway, produces about 80,000 m3 of pine and spruce lumber.
All production and supporting activities at the facility will be scaled down during the second half of the year, with the closure of the operations completed by March 31, 2024. The decision affects all 198 employees in the site.
Mercer International has received applicable Bankruptcy Court approval of a sales order approving the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Structurlam Mass Timber Corporation and its subsidiaries, including a production facility located in Conway, Arkansas and production facilities in British Columbia, Can...